With all that is currently going on with the Obama regime’s continuation of the neocon war on the world – Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Syria, Nigeria, Russia and the ongoing government war on civil liberties in The Homeland it was wholly expected that this past weekend’s Sunday morning propaganda shows would feature a spectacular upchucking of bullshit to sell to the masses in the upcoming week. The major television networks and selected cable “news” titans certainly didn’t fail as they trotted out a parade of fiends and war criminals with the heavyweights being right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and arguably the greatest mass murderer in the history of the United States Dick Cheney for tour de force performances that will reverberate through the war machine echo chamber for days.
The weekly spin cycle of lies and shilling for the regime change du jour along with all of the accompanying fear-mongering and demagoguery actually got an early start when Cheney called out President Barack Obama in the pages of the crown jewel Rupert Murdoch media empire of sleaze The Wall Street Journal. Cheney and his daughter Liz wrote: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many” conveniently forgetting the name George W. Bush as if he were Ronald Reagan in the late stages of his Alzheimer’s Disease. That a man like Cheney is still able to command attention in this rotten star-spangled cesspool of war, avarice, surveillance and paramilitary police is a shining example of just how far that our once great country has fallen. Cheney at the very least belongs rotting in one of our for profit supermax prisons for his crimes against the Constitution and were the actual ideals of the Founding Fathers adhered to instead of reduced to bullshit political talking points he would long ago have been tried and convicted of treason and hanged just like all of those defeated Nazis were at Nuremberg, many who were guilty of lesser offenses than Cheney perpetrated.
The Cheney piece – along with the saturation media bombing of the entire cast of liars and lunatics responsible for the ruinous Iraq war in the first place who were given forums to defend their ar crimes set the table for the lies and deceptions to follow – was a national disgrace. I have to give it to Bush, at least he had the decency to stay out of the limelight while so many of those who were responsible for the hijacking of this country since September 11, 2001 did their victory tour. They were greeted as revered and credible figures as they revised history with the high-paid celebrity media personalities (some of whom themselves bear some responsibly for the death and destruction) gave them a free pass do do so.
There was also a bit of the now standard gratuitous sleaze directed at the patriotic NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden who on this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO was smeared as a traitor and exposing the USA!, USA!, USA! to terrorist threats during an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. In a segment that degenerated very rapidly into a shouting match between Greenwald and activist and Iraq war veteran activist Paul Reickhoff who is a reliable media go-to guy for his slimy insinuation that:
“There’s a larger debate here if Snowden did release these documents and we find out it does serves a purpose. But at the same time he’s still hiding in Russia. I mean, it would be a different story if he came back, and made his case, and faced the music,”